Tram Standard – Passenger Saved By Changing His Seat

February 1939

Sheffield Independent¬†–¬†Wednesday 20 February 1929

Tram Standard

Passenger Saved By Changing His Seat

Five people had a remarkable escape from serious injury when the saloon car in which they were travelling struck a tram standard in Doncaster Road, Mexborough, early yesterday morning. The tram standard penetrated the near side of the car.

There was, luckily, no passenger in the front seat, which had just been vacated. The narrowest escape was that of Gerald G. Plant (16), of Halifax Avenue, Conisborough, who had been in the front seat. A few minutes before the impact he moved into the rear of the car. At the time of the accident only the driver, Harry West, of Ferry Terrace, Conisborough, was in the front seat. He suffered slight cuts about the head.

The car was badly smashed, but all the passengers escaped with cuts and bruises, and were allowed to go home after treatment from a neighbouring doctor.

The other passengers were Edward Rotherham (29), of Hooton Roberts, Miss Ada Lee (21), of Willow Street, Conisborough, and Miss Nora Fitton (20), of Ferry Terrace, Conisborough.